A Free Verse Challenge

Inspired by Erasmo Leiva-Merikakis

Compassionate Nonresistance

When in battle with evil, vindication seems the immediate quick solution.

There is a better reaction.

‘By not resisting to evil’ will surprise the adversary and extinguish its evil intent solely  by an outpouring of compassion and forgiveness.

That’s called ‘turning the other cheek.’


“In the blink of an eye everything can change,

So, forgive often and love with all your heart.

You may never know when you may not have that chance again.”

-Unknown author-